What: Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, Agudath Israel of America When: March 8, 2017 @ 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Where:
Lyndon Baines Johnson Education Building
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Secretary's Conference Room
Washington, DC 20202
This morning, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos met with leaders of Agudath Israel of America about her commitment to supporting all educational opportunities, the importance of IDEA and higher education.
Agudath leaders thanked the Secretary for her leadership and expressed their desire to work closely with her to ensure their schools and community members have access to quality educational opportunities that respect their religion.
After the meeting, Secretary DeVos issued the following statement:
"I applaud Agudath Israel for their leadership and commitment to providing their community with access to educational options that meet the academic and religious needs of their families. Agudath is a terrific partner and advocate for their families, and I welcomed today's discussion.
"I look forward to continuing to work with Agudath Israel of America, the Orthodox Jewish community and all who believe that every child, regardless of where they live or their family's income, should have an equal opportunity to a quality education."
Sol Werdiger, Chairman of the Board of Trustees
Rabbi David Zwiebel, Executive Vice President
Rabbi Abba Cohen, Vice President for Federal Affairs, Washington Director and Counsel
Rabbi A. D. Motzen, National Director of State Relations